We are all very familiar with cotton; there’s a good chance you’re wearing something made of cotton right now. Cotton is one of the oldest used fibers for clothing and is the most important non-food crop grown in the world. It is one of the most widely used textiles in the world. Cotton makes up about 24% of the clothing industry and is surpassed only by polyester at around 60%.

Cotton is a natural fiber that is breathable, absorbent, great at controlling moisture, insulating, soft and comfortable, durable, easy to care for, sustainable, can be worn in the summer and winter, and can be good for sensitive skin.

However, not all cotton is created equal.

What many people don’t know is that organic cotton and regular or conventional cotton are two different things.

We believe there is a huge difference between organic and conventional cotton however due to fraud, yes fraud, organic cotton needs to be delineated further between certified and uncertified. GOTS (Global Organic Textile Standard) is considered the gold standard in certified organic cotton. Read more about GOTS here.

People n planet only uses and will only use GOTS certified organic cotton.

Now, we know there is much debate around cotton and organic vs. conventional farming in general however we believe that an organic production system that promotes and enhances biodiversity, is safer for workers, reduces waste, conserves natural resources, and promotes healthy soil is best for the people and the future of planet.

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